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Union soldier’s letter written by “ Dan(iel) Pendell who enlisted on 5/8/1861 at Glens Falls, NY into "F" Co. NY 22nd Infantry and was KIA on 9/14/1862 at South Mountain, MD. The three page letter has a full page split color image by Magnus with top half being “View of Washington City” and the bottom half “Military Map of Maryland & Virginia,” and is datelined July 10th, 1861. He writes in part, “There was an incident happened on the cars that delayed us so we did not get to Baltimore till dark. We expected to have a fuss there for heard that the 30th Regiment was fired into the day before and was cut all to pieces. We marched through the city. We passed some crowds hooraying for the Union and more that was hooraying for Jeff Davis. As we got into the depot we was fired into. All was ready for them and returned the fire. We lost one man. The report was the next day that we killed 15 of them. We took the cars there for Washington. There was 6 or 7 shots fired at the cars as we was leaving. We got to Washington city 2 o’clock Monday morning. .... The 4th the President ordered all of the N.Y. State Regiments to come down to the White House to pass in review of him and General Scott. Lincoln is a fine smart looking man, dark eyes, dark complexion, dark hair. He is tall and straight. He don’t look much like a railsplitter. There was 22 regiments. There was the greatest fireworks here that ever was here of all kinds. ... Last Monday I went down to the city and went in to the Patent office. It is a large marble building. There I saw General Washington’s coat & pants, vest, sword, cane, writing case, shield case, his tent cloth and his camp tools that he had when he resigned his commission in 1793. His pants and vest are made of buckskin. His coat of blue broadcloth not so good as ours. His tent cloth looked like an old salt sack, burnt full of holes. His camp tools are copper. ...”
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July 1861 Letter on Fabulous Full Page Stationery Showing U.S. Capitol - Great Description of Being Shot at in Baltimore & of Lincoln's Review

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Minimum Bid: $350.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $726.00
Estimate: $400 - $600
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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